President Obama licenses gun buyers

You need to get a background check if your buying a gun.

Background checks and license for guns.

President Obama gave a speech on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at the White House about how gun sellers need to make sure there buyers have a background check and a lisences. Obama is still following the 2nd amendment but making sure we can slightly stop the killing of innocent people every day. They are waiting for congress to use there common sense against gun violence. Some retailers are agreeing to make sure they have a full background check or stop selling armed weapons. President Obama concluded his reasonings with examples of gun man actions and acts of heroism from others.

The History behind this Decision.

Obama feels like the gun control should minimize the killing of innocent people. When a gun man came into a classroom of 1st graders and started shooting killing some of them his heart was broken and he was angry. He said in his speech Tuesday that "Everytime I think about those kids, it gets me mad. And by the way, it happens almost everyday in Chicago." He added later in his speech "Because people are dying and the constant excuses for inaction no longer suffice. That's why we're here today. Not to debate the last mass shooting, but to do something to try and prevent the next one." These are just some examples of why Obama wants to make this a law or have it enforced.

How it relates to Social Studies?

There is two sides to this decision. The side against gun control connects to Social Studies by Human Rights, people still have the rights of owning a gun they just have to go through a bunch of steps and background checks to get a gun. The side with gun control connects to Social Studies by Government because they are making this a necessary thing to do when purchasing a gun.


I asked two different people and heard two different responses.

The first person said "I think this is a step up for America, maybe now we can stop the killing of innocent people. I'm with Obama on this one."

While the second person had a totally different responces "They are just wasting there time, we already have all these laws set up. Anyways it is not like the criminals can't get guns somewhere else."